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Rangers slam Angels, 13-6

ARLINGTON (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his third career grand slam, Josh Hamilton drove in three runs and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 13-6 on Sunday night to hand Jered Weaver his first loss.
The slam by Cruz, his first homer since April 17, capped a five-run third for the Rangers. Hamilton, who had nine homers his previous six games, chased Weaver an inning later with a two-run double that made it 8-2.

Kuchar all smiles after Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Matt Kuchar knows all about the prestige and the perks of winning The Players Championship. The richest payoff in golf. A three-year exemption to the Masters, U.S. Open and British Open. What means just as much is a framed picture on a basement wall in a tunnel the public never sees.

Hamilton homers twice in Rangers' win

ARLINGTON  (AP) — Josh Hamilton stood in the Texas outfield as the cheers got louder and louder. It was the first time the slugger really didn't know what to do.
Already with two homers in the first game back since a four-homer performance on the road earlier this week, Hamilton no longer could suppress a smile. He acknowledged the ovation with a wave of his glove.

Dale Jr. looks for breakthrough at Darlington

HARTSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he's gone faster at every track he's raced at this season — and he's certain Darlington Raceway won't be any different.
Earnhardt will try for his first Sprint Cup victory at the Southern 500 on Saturday night. He's also hoping to end a nearly four-year winless drought on the circuit stretching back to his first year driving for powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports.

Vince Young signs with Buffalo

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix had no difficulty assessing Vince Young's attributes after agreeing to a one-year contract with the free-agent quarterback on Friday.
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